Why is everybody switching to belotero for under eye area?

I haven't done my under eye area in over a year because i am afraid. more drs are switching to belotero. two drs tried belotero and had horrible tyndall effect twice. i think belotero is placed too superficially under the misguided notion that it does not cause tyndall, which it does because it is injected superficially! What happened to old resty injected deep into the eye?

Doctor Answers 10

Dermal fillers not ideal for under eye - Fat grafting is much more predictable

Dermal fillers are excellent for mid face volumizing and low face volume loss.  This area of the face has thin, unforgiving skin. The dermal fillers by nature are meant to draw in water making them hydrophilic. The combination of thin unforgiving skin along with a "water binding" dermal filler is that you can be left with fluid pockets that do not go away unless injected with a hyaluronidase. Even after injection of this dermal filler dissolving agent, the prediction of where and how much dermal filler it will remove is completely unpredictable.
Structural fat grafting, when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon using specialized tools can create a very bautiful and natural results. It is imortant to view dozens of photos weeks and then months after the procedure is performed. 


Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Belotero or Restylane / Juvederm under the eyes

Different doctors are comfortable injecting different fillers.  Belotero is supposed to have less Tyndall effect when injected more superficially.  However, every patient is different - as it seems you are describing.  In many cases, Restylane or Juvederm under the eyes is very successful without tyndall effect.  I stock and inject all fillers and customize my technique for the individual patient's needs.  Some patients need more volume while others need fine line filling - while others need a combination of both.  

Good Luck.  

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Belotero under the eyes

Dear Septembergirl,
Belotero may not be a perfect filler, but it is the best, by far, for injection into the areas that require superficial placement.  However, like any other HA filler it can cause some tissue edema which in some situations might be similar in appearance to tindel.

Best wishes!
Dr. Konstantin

Konstantin Vasyukevich, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Under Eye Fillers Belotero and Restylane

Belotero and Restylane can be used under the eye area.  I use both but it depends on the depth of the injection.  It is best to consult an expert with these injections.  Best, Dr. Green

Belotero

 Thank you for you question.  Not all doctors are switching to Belotero for under eye injections.  There is no specific advantage to this filler over Restylane.  All of the problems experienced with other fillers occur with Belotero also.

George Bitar, MD
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

We have several fillers available in the US, Belotero is one of the newest

Thanks for your question. We have several fillers that are available in the US and Belotero is one of the
newest here – although it has been available around the world for many years now. Experience from the
outside the US injectors has shown that Belotero works very nicely in the tear troughs and around the eye
area in most people that receive the injections. There is always the risk of a Tyndall effect if any of the
filler injections are not given correctly, so please make sure that you have these injections in the offices of
a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon as they know the fillers the best and have the most
knowledge of the anatomy of what needs to be treated. Tyndall effects can be treated with hyaluronidase
if needed to dissolve the filler if this occurs. But Belotero, in the right hands, is a great filler when given
correctly.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Belotero for the undereyes

Belotero is an excellent filler for thin areas of skin such as the undereye hollows. 

Best, 

Dr. Karamanoukian 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Tyndall effect

The HA fillers that are used for the tear trough deformities can cause the Tyndall effect. Belotero is a very good product and when used in the right patient under the right circumstances should give a great cosmetic effect. Improper placement using any of the other HA fillers or Belotero can cause this problem. 

Why Belotero

Hyaluronic acids fillers are a fine suspension of polysaccharide polymers that are differentiated based on their degree of crosslinking, concentrations, gel hardness (G prime), viscosity, and particle size. Fillers with a high degree of crosslinking, high G prime, and high viscosity tend to stick together in boluses and, thus, tend to be used as deep fillers that are used for volumizing. If these fillers are injected superficially, light strikes the bolus of material and is scattered by the particles of HA, creating a blue hue that is called the Tyndall effect. The effect requires a bolus of filler with a high enough concentration of HA to scatter the light. Belotero has a low G prime, low viscosity, and variable crosslinking that allow the material to diffuse into the tissues more easily then other fillers - helping the material to spread out. When Belotero is injected correctly, there is no bolus of HA to scatter the light and, thus, no blue color. A detailed examination will help delineate the best treatment option. A formal consultation with a plastic surgeon is the next best step.

Undereye filler treatment?

When superficial placement is needed, a filler that flows is needed as well as one that is not " lifting". Boletero and Restylane are preferred. I have seen a Tindal effect with Juvederm. Restylane is releasing it's "silk" line next month. It is used worldwide. Some practitioners will dilute their filler with lidocaine with epinephrine to decrease bruising and get a better "flow".
Hope this helps

Jeffrey Rapaport, MD
Englewood Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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